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  • COVID-19 Update: Remote Operations in Effect


    Until further notice, CSU Pueblo is serving our students and the public in a remote model.

Alternative Licensure

It is our purpose to ensure that every classroom in Southern Colorado has a highly qualified teacher in order to meet the needs of all students. The Alternative Licensure Program at Colorado State University - Pueblo seeks to broaden the pool of qualified teacher candidates available to schools. The program attracts candidates with real world experience who are unable to complete a traditional teacher education program.

This program was created to address Colorado teacher shortages in historically high needs endorsement and geographic areas and curtail the use of emergency authorizations by providing meaningful supervision and support with rigorous graduate level education training to nontraditional teachers.

All candidates for alternative licensure must have a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate content knowledge competence in the licensure area being pursued with the Colorado Department of Education.

Learn more with our Fact Sheet and Step-by-Step Guide

Colorado Department of Education Alternative Licensure What to Know Page

Colorado Department of Education Alternative Licensure Checklist


Lexie Strunk
Alternative Licensure Advisor
Phone: 719.549.2472

Dr. Jeff Piquette
Associate Dean
Phone: 719.549.2825

Advising Sheets:

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Business Marketing
Dance Music
Drama Physical Education
Elementary Science
English Social Studies
Family and Consumer Studies Special Education
Health Technology Education
Instructional Technology World Language: Spanish
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Campus Safety: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have a number of individuals working on a plan to ensure that we are prepared to take care of our students and employees in the event our campus is directly impacted by the coronavirus.

Teacher Education Program

Faculty and Staff

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